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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday A.A. Milne

Many are probably going I know that name from somewhere.  Along with Dr. Suess, A.A. Milne was one of the best known childrens authors of all time, and with a thank you going out to the Disney companies, who hasn't ever heard of Winnie-the-Pooh!

A.A. Milne was born on January 18th, 1882.  In 1925 he bought Cotchford Farm in Sussex where a nearby forest inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.  His only child, a son, named Christopher Robin received a stuffed bear as a present when he was around one year old.  Milne began writing stories about his son and his stuffed animals and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. 

Winnie-the-Pooh was published in 1925.

The House at Pooh Corner in 1928. 

A gentleman named Ernest Shepard illustrated the books, using Chistopher Robin and his animals as models.
Milne wrote numerous other books and plays but everybody remembers him primarily for Pooh Bear!
Milne died in 1956.

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